What’s on for Friday May 17, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.


PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30pm. Perforate presents ... Jon Gurd and Ian Void (techno). Admission £5. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911.


SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 1pm, 7.30pm. Roy Chubby Brown. With his bluest show yet. Admission £19.50. (023) 9282 8282.


PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.


ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. Pride and Prejudice Reading Relay. As part of the national Museums at Night programme we will be undertaking a full reading of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.

GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street. 7pm-9pm (last entry 8.30pm). Close Encounters of the Museum Kind. A civilized opportunity for adults to explore the historic room sets and the natural sciences area in SEARCH Hands-on Centre, normally reserved for school parties, and to meet expert staff. Book ahead or turn up on the night. Admission £2 pre-booked, £2.50 on door. 8pm-1am. Discover Ghosts at Gosport Discovery Centre. Supernatural Tours will host a ghost hunt in the old building and you can be a part of it! The evening will include an introductory session to ghost hunting and the chance to investigate this historic building. Admission £25 pp. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: The Club Hampshire Hall, The Anchorage, Willis Road. 2pm-3.30pm. Young At Heart Unity Club. A social club for over 50s. Entertainment each week. Outside trips and visits arranged. Visitors and new members always welcome. (023) 9252 2161 for further details.

WEST MEON: West Meon Pub (GU32 1JX). Weekend Motor Cycle Rally. Silly games, bike show. Womble’s Rock Roadshow all weekend. Friday night band: Ravenous. Admission £10, pre-booked; £15 on gate. In aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace. 07864 105 287, 07973 417 342.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Library, Elm Grove (PO11 9EE). 9am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail Exhibition. Exhibition in the foyer of work by May Day Arts Trail participants.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. 10am-4pm. Churcher’s College Art Exhibition. Featuring a selection of lower school art work. (01730) 260756.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.


FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Colvin Quarmby. Admission £13.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

GOSPORT: Barley Mow, Ann’s Hill Rd. Spirit.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Club disco.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Megson. Folk. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAVANT: Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Hour Glass. Rock band.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring: The Paul Garner Band. All welcome. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Soulboots.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Silhouettes. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Matt O’Neil Live Lounge Acoustic. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Ian Prowse. The singer-songwriter from Pele and Amsterdam. Plus: Winters Hill. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Hazzard County. Southern rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Teen Spirit – Nirvana tribute farewell show. Plus special guests Dropzone. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.


BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 7.30pm. Not The Royal Variety Performance. Presented by The Phoenix Players. Admission £9, concs. (01420) 472 664.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. Party Piece. A play by Richard Harris, presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 7329.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Guys and Dolls. Love story set in 1950s New York. Admission: £12, concs (show only); £22.50, concs (inc a two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Rutherford and Son. Drama written and set in the north of England, 1912. Directed by Jonathan Miller. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 5.30pm, 8.30pm. The Rocky Horror Show. A guaranteed non-stop party! Admission: £15-£33.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre Bar, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. An Evening of Two One-Act Plays: Anorak of Fire by Stephen Dinsdale and Bed Among the Lentils by Alan Bennett. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.


SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.